The Girl Who Had No Fear – Marnie Riches (George McKenzie #4)

cover92192-medium The Girl Who Had No Fear is published by Maze on 1st December 2016 and is available to buy here

The fourth gripping thriller in the Georgina McKenzie series.
Amsterdam: a city where sex sells and drugs come easy. Four dead bodies have been pulled from the canals – and that number’s rising fast. Is a serial killer on the loose? Or are young clubbers falling prey to a lethal batch of crystal meth?
Chief Inspector Van den Bergen calls on criminologist Georgina McKenzie to help him solve this mystery. George goes deep undercover among the violent gangs of Central America. Working for the vicious head of a Mexican cartel, she must risk her own life to find the truth. With murder everywhere she turns, can George get people to talk before she is silenced for good?

My reviews of the first three #thegirlwhoThe Girl Who Broke the Rules

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die and The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows


My thoughts

I have long been championing #thegirlwho series and singing its praises. After The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows, I was willing Marnie Riches to bring back George and Van den Bergen. I was ready to beg Marnie Riches to give us more. Luckily she heard my silent pleas and we have a brand new adventure for George. The Girl Who Had No Fear is the next instalment of what is an exceptional series!

Obviously the series must be read in order. To read this as a standalone would probably be a tad confusing. We have followed George, through her progression to qualified Criminologist and her adventures in Amsterdam and the UK over #thegirlwho series. We know rather a lot about her working class background, her family situation and why she is no longer known as Ella. At the end of The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows, George’s rather flaky mother disappeared. We now see George back at University, with her mother still out of the picture. George has been receiving strange emails from someone purporting to be her father. George’s father has not been in her life, since she was a small child. George is called back to Amsterdam by her boyfriend, Van den Bergen to help out on a tricky series of deaths involving class A drugs. Soon George is off gallivanting around the world chasing answers to the drugs problem, with gangsters on her tail and peril around every corner.

I LOVED LOVED LOVED The Girl Who Had No Fear. Marnie Riches has created this wonderful character in George and this amazing dark world she inhabits. Only George would get herself into the most dangerous and life threatening situations with gangsters and drugs barons; dealing with them in a unique, kickass and totally awesome way. No one goes undercover like our George. It was poignant to see her vulnerable emotionally and going on a nightmarish journey. She shows such courage, in the face of evil. Riches ups the ante and gives us one hell of a ride.

Those of you who have not met George, you need to sort it out NOW. Read #thegirlwho series and find out why we all love it so much… The Girl Who Had No Fear was exactly what I needed to lose myself in, on a cold winter’s day. Highly recommended.


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Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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